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find out. the shanghai and the rest. if you believe every week. israel snubs international pressure and continues to bomb garza meanwhile the death toll surpasses one hundred twenty palestinians mostly civilians. jadis militants in syria and iraq recruit a fresh army of volunteers is the self-proclaimed islamic state reportedly collects a million dollars a day from selling captured oil and a lot of it so you can add to the lies extra stop on his latin american tour showing up in nicaragua but after a fruitful day of talks with the castro brothers in havana.
hello there welcome you watching r.t. international coming to you live from moscow. now on saturday morning israeli airstrikes hit a mosque in gaza saying it was used to store weapons for how mass more than one hundred twenty palestinians have been killed there since tuesday most of them civilians including over two dozen children well here are some of the latest images from the streets. oh hey. for. all you all or and israel says no international pressure will force them to back down either but while warring with hamas they've also hit
residential areas keep in mind that gaza is a tiny slice of land crammed with almost two million people the size israel is now using twice the force it used during a similar operation back in twenty twelve over thirty thousand israeli troops are on standby with a possible ground invasion looming locals in gaza are bracing for the worst as journalist harry fear reports. several days into the latest escalation between israel and hamas and the situation in gaza has not eased. israel appears to be preparing for more hard hitting campaigns to rein in how mass rocket fire along the israel gaza borders thousands were ordered to evacuate a warring indicator that a ground invasion may be imminent rockets continue to be fined vigorously from gaza with disparate militant groups working together to strike israel which has itself mobilized twenty thousand troops in preparedness for an escalation israel struck
over one thousand targets many of which homes friday morning the air force targeted a building belonging to a family in shaikh redwine locals are adamant that it was just a residential building they also billion there are no weapons. nothing is. hidden within this building as you can see i don't know why the family managed to evacuate before the main missile struck no one was injured but they didn't have time to take their belongings before the house was destroyed not all of the strikes are on militants and buildings though late thursday night a peculiar strike took place at gaza's marina a boat owned by the international freedom flotilla coalition was the sole target gaza's og was a humanitarian project designed to export goods from the besieged enclave to the outside world to boost the economy and act as
a symbol of palestinian nonviolent resistance in the face of what they see as the israeli occupation as you can see this shit isn't going to be sailing anytime soon it was struck i would say last night by the israeli air force. with the with. the political party this is individual senior outside the distance talking. about double palestinian activists say israel struck the boat to room. in the work but it's unclear if militants were at the marina that night in what's normally a relatively safe area of gaza. more than eight hundred gazans have been injured and the health care system is struggling to keep up as this war goes on it's the palestinian civilian population that is paying the greatest price the bodies continue to arrive at gaza's hospitals israel says it's got hundreds of strikes
after exactly against gaza it feels very much like this is not the end of the latest israel gaza war perry fear r.t. gaza. well israel which is also being attacked from gaza has so far avoided civilian deaths however eight people were wounded one of them seriously after a rocket hit the country's south on friday as port asli reports people there are also learning to live with the daily attacks. the situation here in israel is extremely tense barrages of rockets continue to be fired at the country from gaza there was one incident when a gas station in the city of ashdod was hit and one person has been seriously injured in fact that is the most serious incident so far ninety percent of the rockets that are coming from gaza are intercepted by the iron dome anti-missile defense system on friday night three missiles were intercepted over the skies of tel aviv and i was at an open field when this happened and it's almost surreal people who rushed out of a cars and is almost a few seconds before they can get to the ground or hide behind some kind of
building many people just watching this interception in the sky and when it happened there was this huge applause that went up from people on the street where i was but certainly people are afraid what we're hearing from the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu is that he will not back down and he will certainly not back down to international pressure he says and i'm quoting that the battle is progressing as planned so there is the sense on the ground that this could ultimately lead to a ground offensive as you well know thousands of reserve soldiers have been called up the head of the israeli army is also saying that gazans made a grave mistake by launching rockets at israel and that they will bring disaster upon themselves so certainly the rhetoric that's coming out at the moment does seem to suggest that this operation will continue and possibly continue for quite some time we mahi when stop human rights official is deeply worried over the rise of civilian casualties in gaza especially children are commissioner maybe pillar is calling for an investigation into the israeli strikes adding that the attacks could
violate international law as well from human rights watch things the attacks could amount to war crimes. the civilian suffering is not getting enough attention it's not getting enough attention from the israeli forces who are conducting those air strikes naval strikes tank shelling and other forms of attack under the laws of war which bind israel as they bind any military force you cannot shoot first and ask questions later you have got to make sure that what you're shooting at is a legitimate target and if there's any doubt in your mind whether it might be civilian you have to hold fire and i'm very concerned that we are not seeing that we may be seeing the opposite we've seen virtually no accountability for a very well documented past cases of abuse of violations and even a war crimes and without accountability and with impunity then abuses will obviously continue you you weaken your enemy by by attacking their fighters and their military objects you do nothing to weaken your enemy by attacking
a civilian population who is not fighting you it does nothing for you it's a war crime. and this bunch more information on israel is called the hamas for you are web site called. islamic state proclaimed by jihadi same parts of syria and iraq is expanding its influence and attracting more valenti's the extremists are reported by u.k. media to be raking in around a million dollars a day by selling oil from the facilities they captured him by countries some rival rebel rebel groups and i flocking to fill the jihadist ranks nevertheless the united states maintains it can still find a moderate opposition to. reports. more rebel groups there pledge allegiance to the islamic state the extremist group now controls a vast part of iraq and syria and has announced a talent fate one report says a thousand strong syrian rebel brigade arrived at the headquarters of the islamic
state in a convoy of over a hundred vehicles including tank tanks ceased from syrian government forces for several years now u.s. officials have been trying to create this image of the syrian opposition as former teachers farmers and dentists fighting against bashar assad the speedy advance of the isis shows just how much more complicated the situation is the obama administration began to stumble when answering questions about the contradiction between u.s. efforts in syria and now in iraq. oftentimes the challenge is if you have former farmers or teachers. or pharmacists. who now are taking up. position against a battle hardened regime. with support from external actors that have
what at stake how quickly can you get them trained washington is still determined to continue arming the syrian opposition the white house has asked congress for half a billion dollars in aid for the syrian opposition and you have many hawkish lawmakers here who want just that the white house says the forces there are now providing weapons to our moderate but what does moderate mean in that part of the world where everything came change overnight we get into this conflict between who is a radical and who's a moderate and and who we're going to arm and then people change sides look what happened in iraq in recent years and it gets so confusing that even the experts don't understand it and get all. when they try to describe it in light of the onslaught of the islamic state you can often hear the criticism that in its exists to remove our side washington may have overlooked the threat of this radical group
in washington i'm going to check on r t well middle east analyst for the spanish says there's no way for moderate syrian groups revenge their military hardware from falling into the hands of the jihadists. the syrian rebels come in a wide variety of idiology beliefs and organizations but they're all working quite closely together so this notion that there is a an expansion of isis for instance is certainly not a surprise i think many people have been worried that if the u.s. provides weapons to what they consider the so-called moderate opposition that there will be no way that those quote moderates can protect those weapons from falling into the hands of jihadi forces like isis and others it won't be because they want to turn it over to them necessarily although it might also but simply because they don't have the military capacity that some of these other organizations these islamist organizations do have so it's going to be further militarization more
people will be killed it's not going to help the syrian people and particularly syrian civilians it's going to make it worse for them. the u.n. security council should show more concern over the rising number of civilian casualties in ukraine is the statement from russia's emboli to the body. meanwhile the ukrainian army and anti government forces in the self-proclaimed and yet can against republics have been locked in a violent tit for tat. is in the city of the four. ukrainian crisis continues to escalate pleas death toll from all sides and anger also rising one friday ukrainian president but i think it's sad that every soldier's life the militants will pay we were seven hundred. that's off to the attack on the army's brigade near the russian border in which twenty three servicemen including the border guards were killed and around one hundred others were injured it is.
known as good or hey it was used in this attack that is considered to be so far the deadliest attack on the army's position since the beginning of what it calls its banks in terror of iraq. later the operation commanders in kiev reported that at least seventy five anti government forces were killed in the clashes around the city of donetsk the biggest in the eastern ukraine with a population of one million people became the key battleground to the surrender of the towns of slovyansk and mentors but this information was not confirmed by the anti government forces themselves they said that they lost a dozen of their fighters and they have and ain't it well of course these reports are sometimes conflicting it is not clear exactly how many men women and children died in months of the large scale mutual gratian here in eastern ukraine but both sides agreed that casualties in months of it and population are very high and it is
continuing to rise and of course in this situation we can say that hopes are fading away but a dog that many of those who are not directly involved in this conflict in ukraine calling for could happen any time soon. and don't forget you can go online to find firsthand accounts and expert analysis in our in-depth coverage of the ongoing violence that are called still to come this hour we look out the latest spy scandal in germany's affecting free trade talks between the u.s. and europe. it's like you don't want the bullets to stop because it's like. a black backpack about a moment so it's almost like there's a real need to see the big sell and it's like a base. hello
the president's third stop on his weeklong tour of latin america he's already been to nicaragua and cuba where there was plenty to discuss with van is current leader raul castro and his older brother fidel several important deals have also been signed including one allowing a russian company to drill for oil off the coast of cuba. reports on the other highlights of the visit. the biggest news of the day and this is the talk of the town now is that officially confirmed it is writing off ninety percent of cubans debt to the soviet union which amounts to thirty two billion us dollars an astronomical sum of money for this country the remaining ten percent will be reinvested into the cuban economy the trick of course is now what will often offer in return the speculation is rife that the military base the writer base on cuba the soviet base will this which was shot down in the late one thousand nine hundred may be relaunched but that is of course a speculation it was not confirmed by or even put in one of the highlights of this
visit here was. talk with fidel castro who has been spending the best part of the last decade in a hospital being seriously ill. they talked about international and regional politics and it was a rather short conversation which is typical for the legendary cuban leader he has been a good talker his longest speech in one thousand eight hundred six and have on the last that for as many as seven hours may no longer be controlling everything in his country but still he is pretty much the cuban leader and he has been here for forty nine years politically outliving ten american presidents he has been claiming that he survived as many as six hundred thirty four attempts on his life most of them as he says were masterminded by the cia and some of those have been creative to say the least including poison peels a toxic cigar exploding even a special chemically created powder to get rid of his beard to undermine his
popularity on cuba. will culminate in brazil where he will take part in the sixth annual break summit political analyst but she believes all south american countries should be seeking closer cooperation with the. although it's always shown as an economic agreement is sort of the joy geopolitical agree. the world is the only way. to church and definitely all of latin america or the south or i'm all about multipolar world where we can of course the dealing with the western nations about about that it's issues but we should look further afield especially china to russia to india to even africa which is very much ignored in this part of the world and less so europe and america which have brought so many problems so much hardship and so much poverty throughout all of life. on our
website right now homing missiles inspire a quantum leap in military research and development to u.s. tech claims it's a step away from producing self guided bullets that will allow snipers to shoot the wrong way and still hit their target plus a team of russian archaeologists hit the jackpot when days of careful digging revealed this they had nothing else to say other than they had found the romeo and juliet of the bronze age. one spy scandal after another has batted relations but the end after two alleged us agents were exposed by german intelligence berlin kicked at the cia's top official from the country germany seem set to maintain its friendship with its powerful ally in the purpose of meeting with in my opinion there is no will turn to our partnership with the united states despite the events of the last weeks which were
disturbing and were to our decision we want our partnership our friendship revived on honest terms. when it comes to cooperation the biggest upcoming deal involving the two countries is the transatlantic trade and investment partnership it would see the creation of a single market for the and america artie's peter all of it takes a look at how the latest spy scandals are affecting what could be the largest free trade agreement ever struck. the relationship between germany and the united states is somewhat strained at the moment against the backdrop of spy scandal after spy scandal the unprecedented action taken of expelling a cia operative from the u.s. embassy here in berlin and a recent poll suggesting that almost seventy percent of germans have lost trust recently in the united states while all of this comes against the backdrop of the negotiations of a potentially multi billion dollar trade deal between europe and the united states
the transatlantic investment partnership deal well this could potentially be huge for the industry but it does have its critics now to talk a bit more about this and about the negotiations they're going to be going on on t tip i'm joined by professor michael from democratic thank you very much for talking to me what are the major concerns for germans about the tea tape negotiations. in germany there are a lot of citizens who are worrying that european standards will sink we're talking about consumer protection and environmental protection those standards are lower in the u.s. they're also worries that international investors and corporations will receive special legal treatment that will lead to the abolition of some environmental and social protection laws. in the last two weeks we have seen the relationship be somewhat strained with regards to spying but do you think that would have any kind
of impact on the go see a shins for the b. trade deal or is this pretty much already a done deal chimney are set to sign their part of it is going to cause i don't believe it will have a significant effect on talks it's going to take until the end of two thousand and fifteen when negotiations should be completed this current affair will be forgotten quickly and i think negotiations will continue as if it didn't happen. well thank you very much it does seem that despite germany taking the unprecedented action of expelling that cia operative and seemingly standing up to the united states when it comes to trade they are going to sign this deal despite the concerns of some of the citizens here in germany but it's not just in germany discontent with the pact is also strong in neighboring france where one hundred of the country's luminaries have launched a campaign against the deal petition has already gained thousands of thinking it is so let's just run through the main concerns critics are worried that the negotiations have been held behind closed doors and they also fear that the treaty
will open the floodgates to genetically modified food from the u.s. and undermine environmental protection laws in europe plus there is the issue of big corporations being above the law and able to see governments for lost profits and if trade regulations are relaxed between the u.s. and europe many in britain fear the once cherished national health service will fall victim to market forces even though the top negotiator promised to safeguard the health care system concern remains the agreement will lead to the full privatisation of the n.h.s. artie's polly boy has this report. anyone living in the u.k. can walk through the doors of a hospital and receive state medical care without paying a penny it's the world's largest publicly funded health service but as part of the coalition governments shake up of universal health care a growing number of n.h.s. services open conference it out so why that profit making companies
up until now the biggest had been awarded to richard branson's virgin care which got five hundred million pounds for providing health services in sorry but that figure could soon be dwarfed by the biggest private outsourcing deal in n.h.s. history opponents say the move sets a dangerous precedent that could pave the way for a greater carve up of britain's national health service for health care or thirty's and stafford share a tendering a contract worth one point two billion pounds whoever gets it will have to coordinate cancer care for patients to out the county from diagnosis to treatment and end of life care there is a real. lack of comfort about seeing private companies participate not just in the provision of care but in decision making about what has provided and to whom the problem is that these contract is completely untested is
a new method of contract ing it's with a talk of service that's provided to very vulnerable people at a time in their life when they when they desperately rely on it for a hugely long period of time for ten years we would say that that's just a very dangerous gamble no decision has yet been made on who will receive the contract and there are both public trusts and private companies bidding and health bosses in staffordshire say that the quality of treatment won't be affected regardless of the outcome a spokesperson for the department of health told r.t. . the key thing is the patients get the best possible care free at the point of use no matter who provides it but with a magic click casts candles already marring parts of the n.h.s. such a large potentially commercial contract has hit a wrong with those who worry that letting and profit driven companies could give
eight questions beleaguered health system rather than it probably placate. some international news him pray for now police in peru have captured three suspected rebels wanted for more than twenty years the three men are to be charged with involvement to murders robberies and extortion are believed to be part of the communist rebel group known as shining path some fractions of which also operate as a cocaine smuggling operation. brazil is on high alert ahead of the football world cup finale on sunday authorities say more than twenty thousand security personnel will be deployed in the country's second largest city rio de janeiro they have crashing out in the semifinals the final clash will be between germany and argentina a more round off a month long competition. coming up next they are not internationals being bussed in if you watch us in the u.k. it said george galloway and spotting.
what people talk about human rights violations usually involve some pro western protesters getting beaten up in response the mainstream media is usually to bomb somebody somewhere so good thing they haven't picked up a story from detroit that the un is calling a human rights violation residents of the motor city or well sadly the former motor city who are hundred fifty dollars or more behind on their water bills are getting their water shut off completely the water and sewage department is five billion dollars in debt and that is the justification to crack down on deadbeats and this. surface the seems like an open and shut case of course edward has the right to water especially detroit which is near huge bodies of fresh water that other cities could only dream of but on the other hand if the poor don't pay for water then us taxpayers will be paying for it for them and that's not fair i think this is not so much a case of a right to water but a right to disemployment and a corruption free city government back when people detroit had good salaries and
a government that wasn't flagrantly corrupt they would have any problems paying for their water bills but that's just my opinion. this is about making the business survive. corporations still love local races still hate corporations have no feeling. corporations don't care about your meat corporations only care about profit. people come to untouched forests and leave massive bleeds for the sea come on. we're not going to quit we will not stop until it is done what is more precious
music more moon. over there i marinated this is them both and these are some of the stories that we're tracking for you today. no assets no turnover no worries at least that was the case for think technology which apparently is a company with only one employee and zero profits yet somehow has managed a four point five billion dollar. evaluation we'll look into some of the right then with the world cup final between germany and argentina happening this sunday in brazil we thought it was only appropriate to bring back sports economist victor thompson victor sat down with me earlier today to discuss what's going to happen to these class soccer stadiums post world cup that's the big question and.